Organic Green Lu'An Melon Seed - Organic

This tea has been retired/discontinued. Formerly ZG68.

Picture of Organic Green Lu'An Melon Seed
Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Lu An Melon Seed
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Anhui, China
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 9, 2018

Commercial Description

Grown in the Lu'An region of western An Hui province, this tea has bold, beautiful leaves that yield a smooth and flavorful cup. The bright yellow-green liquor has a full taste and imparts a sweet, lingering finish.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

2¼ g/cup, 180°F, 3 min.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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Aroma is predominantly grassy, more grassy than any other green tea--drinking it conjures up images of being out in my yard, digging around in the grass. There are some interesting floral tones. Flavor is rather muted; most teas with similar aromas are a bit more sour, astringent, and brisk, but this tea mainly leaves a pleasant muted bitter aftertaste, and has little sourness.

I found this tea was picky about brewing temperature. It was too bland for me if brewed much under 180F, but if I went much higher than that, it took on a bit of a scalded quality as well as some unpleasant "overcooked vegetable" tones.

I liked making a single cup with a long infusion best (4+ min); you really need to use quite a lot of leaf to get a rich flavor.

One last thing I really liked about this tea is the way it made me feel. It seems more mild and centering than some teas.
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